View Poll Results: What documents did you learn about in your experience in a US Public School?

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  • Federalist Papers

    16 39.02%
  • Declaration of Independance

    37 90.24%
  • Bill of Rights

    41 100.00%
  • Remainder of the Constitution

    33 80.49%
  • Articles of Confederation

    22 53.66%
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Thread: Public Schools and the Constitution

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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    The only one we never really took a look at is the Articles of Confederation.

    Of course, I haven't exactly finished public schooling yet so for all I know they have that in store for us next year (doubt it, but it's possible)

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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I'd like to know how much you learned about the founding documents of the USA. This poll is for US citizens who went through the public school system only. Specifically, I'd like to know what documents you dedicated a significant amount of time and effort to learn about.
    I went to a high school in Georgia, we did briefly go over the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

    Most of our time was focused on the slave trade, The New Deal and some other general parts of American History.

    In college Poly Sci I'm going over it but I learned most about government and its role from Debate Politics a couple years ago.
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    fyi Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Like the argument of prayer in schools, the solution to this problem is very simple:

    A SEPARATION OF SCHOOL AND STATE

    Abolish government-run education. Remove all restrictions and mandates on alternative education, including private and home schooling. Guarantee all choices in education.

    Problem solved.

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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Small public school in (very) upstate (rural) NY.
    New York? You can probably add the Communist Manifesto. j/k
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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    The only one we never really took a look at is the Articles of Confederation.

    Of course, I haven't exactly finished public schooling yet so for all I know they have that in store for us next year (doubt it, but it's possible)
    I see you live the Peoples Republic of NOVA.
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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    All of them were touched on at least in some fashiong in my schooling for me. Small town outside the only real main city in Southwest Virginia.

    (I LOLed at the Peoples Republic of NOVA)
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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    I learned about all of them, and honestly I can't believe more people haven't learned about the fed. papers and the articles of confed, since it was the fed papers that really brought us back from very divided and nearly chaotic times.
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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    I learned about all of them, and honestly I can't believe more people haven't learned about the fed. papers and the articles of confed, since it was the fed papers that really brought us back from very divided and nearly chaotic times.
    The public fool system spends an inordinate amount of time telling the little students about their precious "rights".

    The public fool system spends little time explaining in detail the heart of the Constitution, which is Article 1, Section 8. That's the part that says what the federal government is actually allowed to do. Know what's not in Art 1, Section 8? There's not one word authorizing federal spending on public education. Know what that means? Federal funding for public education is unconstitutional.

    So the public schools don't teach the Constitution too carefully.

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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    I can hardly remember: Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Remainder of the Constitution. I have researched the Federalists Papers and Articles of Confederation on my own.
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    Re: Public Schools and the Constitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The public fool system spends an inordinate amount of time telling the little students about their precious "rights".

    The public fool system spends little time explaining in detail the heart of the Constitution, which is Article 1, Section 8. That's the part that says what the federal government is actually allowed to do. Know what's not in Art 1, Section 8? There's not one word authorizing federal spending on public education. Know what that means? Federal funding for public education is unconstitutional.

    So the public schools don't teach the Constitution too carefully.
    Ok, thanks for the history lesson.


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